Along came a spider…

I measure all pain on the BC scale: before childbirth. Even using an epilator is a walk in the park nowadays. But there is a mother who has raised the bar when it comes to showing the love. This particular one has her babies, then lets them eat her. OK, so she’s a spider rather than an actual person but still, respec’ to the mamma spider. There is nothing she won’t do . Frankly, I thought giving up my pelvic floor, tummy muscles and a killer heel was enough. Evidently not. I turn to wine…

This week’s white in the fridge is:
Maven Sauvignon Blanc 2008, about £8/bottle from http://www.sourcewines.com/
Sauvignon Blanc is the obvious alternative to Chardonnay. New Zealand used to be the expensive option but not now. We’re awash with good value Kiwi SB: not all of them sing but this one breaks glass.   
  
This week’s red on the side is:
Vina Mayor Gran Reserva 2001, available as part of a mixed case of Spanish Stars, http://www.tesco.com/
Most wines are sold as pups: how often do we get to drink a red with a bit of age? This will convert you. Mellow, brooding and full of spicy bramble fruit. Will see you through red meats and onto cheese.

Chin chin xx

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2 Comments

  • 12 years ago

    I'm a big SB fan. I work at a winery that makes a delicous 'hot weather' example…so much so that my husband will phone me at work about once a fortnight and remind me to "bring home a six pack." Isn't a staff discount great? I love the stuff….don't love spiders!

  • 12 years ago

    Same, love it! Hot weather SBs seem more suited to cold UK winter drinking too, it is absolutely bloody freezing here x

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